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Antique Bronze Standing Oil Lamp - Nepal
Bronze casting has always been a specialty of the Kathmandu Valley, and before the days of electricity oil lamps like this were a very common accessory for more affluent households. The dish shaped top would hold a small puddle of oil and a wick. The dish accomodates a wide candle just as easily.

This lamp was cast in two parts which thread together. Its condition is good and it has its original patina. The base and top ring like a bell when struck, indicating that the bronze formulation is very similar to bell metal.

The base is 6-7/8" in diameter and the lamp stands 14-1/2" high. We date it to the 19th century, though it could be older since this style lamp has been in existence for several centuries.



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